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  1. Targeting 'assault weapons' againRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 18, 2014 | Washington Examiner

    The 1994 federal law banning "assault weapons" was a high point of the gun control movement and Bill Clinton's presidency. Signing the bill, he said it was the beginning of "our effort to restore safety and security to the people of this country."

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  2. Newtown families to announce lawsuit against gunmakerRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 15, 2014 | Washington Examiner

    Two years after the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., the victims' families have reportedly joined a class-action lawsuit against the maker of the rifle used by the 20-year-old shooter, Adam Lanza. None of the families or their attorneys have commented on the lawsuit against Bushmaster, the company that made the semi-automatic rifle Lanza used to kill 20 children and six adults.

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  3. Support for gun control down dramatically since 2012Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 31, 2014 | Washington Examiner

    Just 47 percent of Americans say they favor stricter laws covering the sale of firearms, down from 58 percent in 2012, according to a new Gallup poll . The 2012 figure of 58 percent was 15 percentage points higher than the 43 percent support found by Gallup's 2011 survey.

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  4. Obama: 'We're all shaken' by Canada shootingRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 22, 2014 | Washington Examiner

    President Obama on Wednesday expressed condolences for a mass shooting near Canada's Parliament building that killed at least one soldier, saying the event showcased the importance of preparing for a similar event on U.S. soil. "Obviously, we're all shaken by it," Obama told reporters from the Oval Office.

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  5. Gun foes plan to match NRA spending in fall racesRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 2, 2014 | Washington Examiner

    Gun control groups say they plan to spend tens of millions of dollars this fall to help congressional candidates backing firearms curbs. That means their campaign spending could finally match the National Rifle Association's after years of being drubbed by the gun lobby.

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  6. Sen. Feinstein's 'assault weapons' ban not nearly as effective as she claims: ReportRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 25, 2014 | Washington Examiner

    Sen. Dianne Feinstein's, D-Calif., most famous piece of legislation, a ban on so-called "assault weapons," was far less effective than she and the gun control crowd claims it was, according to a report released this week by the nonprofit ProPublica . The ban, which was passed in 1994 under President Bill Clinton, expired 10 years ago.

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  7. FBI releases report examining mass shootingsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 24, 2014 | Washington Examiner

    The number of shootings in which a gunman wounds or kills multiple people has increased dramatically in recent years, with the majority of attacks in the last decade occurring at a business or a school, according to an FBI report released Wednesday. The study focused on 160 "active shooter incidents" between 2000 and 2013.

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  8. Federal judge upholds Md. gun-control lawRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 12, 2014 | Washington Examiner

    A federal judge has ruled a Maryland ban on 45 assault weapons and a limit on gun magazines to 10 rounds is constitutional.

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  9. Beretta: Gun law forcing move out of MarylandRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 22, 2014 | Washington Examiner

    Beretta U.S.A. announced Tuesday that company concerns over a strict gun-control law enacted in Maryland last year have made it necessary to move its weapons making out of the state to Tennessee.

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  10. Md. gun law debated in federal courtRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 22, 2014 | Washington Examiner

    Lawyers for the state of Maryland asked a federal judge on Tuesday to dismiss a lawsuit seeking to overturn parts of a sweeping gun-control law, but attorneys leading the challenge contend parts of the law violate Second Amendment rights.

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  11. Hearing set on Maryland gun-control lawRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 22, 2014 | Washington Examiner

    The lawsuit contends Maryland's ban on specific assault rifles and gun magazines with more than 10 rounds violates the Second Amendment.

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